... C6 on the left side of my neck. The doctor said both levels were severly compressed with a lot of bone spurs, and after 4 years of worsening pain and weakness, surgery had become a necessity. ... (0 replies)
... SpineAZ, this was a very informative post. I have been trying to decide whether to get a posterior foraminotomy or a one level ACDF. My C6 nerve is being compressed due to an enlarged facet joint in a foramen that is almost closed. ... (30 replies)
... am of what areas are innervated by those nerves. The big question though, is if the problem is due to an impingement on the cord itself, or an impingement on the C6 and C7 nerves after they leave the cord and are passing through the foramina. ... (4 replies)
... Hi WebDozer,
I know worrying does not solve anything...but its really not something I can take out of my mind....Although I have no major pain, my arm weakness really gave me a huge scare...especially at my age.... really makes me sick to the stomach to think of my future....I just hope my symtoms are casued by the muscle spasm (which casue the reverse lordosis) and that... (3 replies)
... No point in worrying about it, right now, although you might want to cut out the extreme yoga and the rugby for a while. Disk degeneration and bone spurs are so common as to be "normal" once people get to a certain age, although you're still a little young for that. ... (3 replies)
... "Subarachnoid space" is usually used in the context of the brain, but it can also refer to the hollow running down the spinal column, which contains the thecal membrane, within that the spinal fluid and within that the spinal cord.
Your report looks pretty innocuous. You have osteophytes (bone spurs) growing off the C5 and C6 vertebrae just above and below the C5-6 disk.... (4 replies)
... that all this has happened to you so young. Things like bone spurs need time to develop. ... (16 replies)
... first off i want to thank everyone for reading this. i have wreslted my whole life since second grade, i am now a senior in college, and during my jr year of college i noticed my neck was giving me unreal amounts of pain and weakness. long story short i got a mri. the mri showed bone spurs in my neck, arthritis, degenerative disk disease, and herniated at levels c5/c6 c6/c7. i... (16 replies)
... I've been doing that too. Don't know if it's such a good idea because I get spooked but it's always good to know what they are doing to you I guess.
Did you ask the surgeon's office to see the notes or the hospital? I think it's interesting to read stuff like that.
Also, what sort of questions should one ask right before surgery? (25 replies)
... e able to observe any surgeries. My visual was on the internet. That was close enough for me. I don't know if they sawed or ground anything in my neck. I was bone on bone so they opened up the space. Not sure how they took off the bone spurs. ... (25 replies)
... I am home recovering as of yesterday. Surgery went ok but did have some minor complications with swelling of my neck and esophagus day after which kept me in the hospital a couple extra days. After surgery I no longer have the temporary paralyzes, pain, dizziness, numbness or headaches. I guess it's safe to say it was a success but I still have four weeks of recovery before... (4 replies)
... I have cervical stenosis caused by bone overgrowth, ligament thickening, and disc herniations and I also get numbness in my face now and then. ... (5 replies)
... bone spurs in my left shoulder but yet the worst was coming from the cervical. ... (17 replies)
... problems just SLOWLY escalate. If you make 2 vertebrae not move, then the others around it grate on it and you get arthritis and more pain and more problems with bone spurs causing more nerve compression. So for your husband, he is older and so the escalating problems will go on for just so many years. ... (11 replies)
... Ive had neck and shoulder pain for easily 15 years now! The last 6 months the pain has been constant and after a ct scan Ive been put on the waiting list for surgery!(because of bulging disc and bone spurs) But the last week my pain has become a bit more bearable! Some days better than others! Nights are not good! Im wondering if I cancel my surgery because my disc is healing... (7 replies)
... starting at about C6. So any compression from C6 up on those arteries may be causing your facial problems. ... (9 replies)
... :wave:Hi mikeandlisa I recently had an MRI done after years of no insurance and no money for dr.s and had tremendous pain in arms and severe numbness in both hands. It wasn't until my legs began shaking and I could barely write my name that I was able to get mediCal and low and behold guess what I have bone spurs penetrating and compressing my spinal cord at c6 and c7 as well... (11 replies)
... vical surgery, the 1st being in Sept of 2006, which the surgeon bascially did two levels and told him to go back to work. He neglected to inform us of the large bone spur pressing into his spinal cord. We would have never known about it if the 2nd nuro surgeon had not preformed a mylogram of his cervical spine. ... (11 replies)
... I just recently found out I have bone spurs on C5/C6 and herniated disks.I have all the symptoms you decribed. I can`t give you any treatment suggestions because my doctor also told me they were not related. Its comforting to know someone else has experienced the same symptoms. My doctor treated me like I was crazy. I am looking for new one, but I have so much going on I... (3 replies)
... Recent modified swallow shows bone spurs on cervical 5 and 6 impinging on esophagus but my dr said those wouldn't be causing my symptoms. ... (3 replies)